Have your dessert and eat it too! The kids will love this delicious and easy snack (or dessert) this summer. Also an excellent source of dairy that provides calcium to keep healthy bones and teeth.
This is a delicious and easy snack (or dessert) that the kids will love this summer.
Yoghurt is an excellent source of dairy that provides calcium to keep healthy bones and teeth. The problem with yoghurt is that there are about a thousand different options to choose from. Ideally, when looking for a yogurt, follow these tips:
- Choose a natural Greek yoghurt.
- Select a yoghurt that has less than 10g sugar per 100g – less than 5g sugar per 100g is even better!
- Full fat is absolutely fine – as long as the sugar is low. Low fat is also ok –but watch the sugar!
- Avoid artificial sweeteners.
A few brands that I use and love include Jalna (love the probiotics in this one!), Chobani (the protein content is great in this one!), Tamar Valley (because – yum!), FiveAM Organic (super thick and creamy).
As I said above, choosing full fat when it comes to yoghurt is absolutely fine. In fact, the higher fat content can make you feel fuller for longer so it may lead to less overall consumption than their lower fat counterparts. Fat also helps with the absorption of fat soluble nutrients in dairy like vitamin D, A and E.
As a side note, the berries in this recipe contribute to providing heaps of fibre while also providing a stack of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to neutralise damaging free radicals in the body, which put stress on the body.
So what I’m saying is that it is really good for your health to have your dessert and eat it too!
- Gluten free
- High fibre
- 350g Frozen Berries e.g. strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
- 100g Fresh Blueberries
- A few Basil leaves
- 6 tbsp Honey
- 375g Natural Greek Yogurt (eg Jalna, Chobani)
- 80ml Milk
- Whizz the berries in a food processor with the basil, honey, yoghurt & milk until smooth.
- Mix in blueberries.
- Transfer to an airtight container & store in the freezer for 2+ hours.
- Take the frozen yoghurt out of the freezer 5 minutes or so before serving to soften.